Erling Haaland named Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2022/23 | Chelsea’s Sam Kerr wins Women’s award | Football News

Manchester City forward Erling Haaland has been named the Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2022/23, while Chelsea striker Sam Kerr has won the Women’s Footballer of the Year award.

The Norway international received 82 per cent of the FWA vote, ahead of Arsenal pair Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard.

Haaland has scored an incredible 51 goals in all competitions so far this season as Man City look to secure a historic treble.

The 22-year-old’s goals have come in just 47 appearances and his strike against West Ham earlier this month took him to 35 in the league, giving him the outright record for most goals in a Premier League campaign.

It is one of several records Haaland has smashed as he leads City to a historic treble in the final few weeks of the season.

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See all of Erling Haaland’s Premier League goals so far for Manchester City, including his four hat-tricks at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola’s side are currently top of the Premier League, one point ahead of Arsenal with four games remaining.

Next week they will face Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, with the score tied 1–1 after the first leg, and they can complete the treble with a win in the FA Cup final against rivals Manchester on 3 June. Are. Joint.

Haaland and Kerr prepare to receive their awards at the FWA Footballer of the Year 75th anniversary dinner in London on May 25.

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Why Haaland gets my FWA Footballer of the Year vote

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Sky Sports writer Adam Bett explains his decision to vote Manchester City’s record-breaking striker Erling Haaland as the recipient of the men’s award…

Appreciating a player is not something to be done in the press box, so it is unusual to be forced to do it twice in one season. Both times were for the same player.

The first was when Erling Haaland was substituted late in a game against RB Leipzig in March. The act of mercy by Pep Guardiola didn’t make up for the fact that the striker had already scored five times.

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Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte says record-breaking striker Haaland has ‘no limits’ and will keep getting better and better

The second was on the announcement that he had broken the Premier League’s single-season scoring record with his goal against West Ham. Number 35 for Manchester City.

On both occasions there was a sense of witnessing history, something that might not be seen again. And an awareness that if it is, Haaland will be responsible for it.

Watching Haaland live is truly an experience like no other. Had the privilege of witnessing his 22 goals this season.

Read Adam’s feature in full here

Manchester City’s remaining fixtures

Sunday 14 May at 1pm

Start at 2:00 PM


May 14: everton (A) – Premier League, Kick-Off 2 PM, Live sky game

May 17: real Madrid (H) – Champions League

May 21: Chelsea (H) – Premier League, kick-off 4pm, LIVE on Sky Sports

May 24: brighton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm, Live sky game

May 28: Brentford (A) – Premier League, kick-off at 4.30 pm

June 3: Manchester United (N) – FA Cup Final, kick-off at 3pm

Kerr wins FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year award

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Chelsea striker Kerr has been rewarded for another impressive season after being named as the FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year for the second year in a row, with Aston Villa’s Rachel Daly and Chelsea teammate Lauren James completing the top three. Did.

The Australia international has scored 10 goals in 18 appearances in the WSL and earlier this month scored his 50th goal in the league in England. He has scored 26 goals in 34 club matches this season.

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The Dub’s Rosie and Molly Kimita analyze Sam Kerr’s audacious lob against Manchester United

Since arriving at Chelsea during the 2019/20 season, Kerr has helped Emma Hayes’ side secure three league titles, two FA Cups and two League Cups.

He has the chance to add to those honors this season with Chelsea chasing a double. The Blues are currently one point behind WSL leaders Man Utd, who are already having an exciting title race.

Wednesday 17 May at 8:00 PM

Start at 8:15 PM


Hayes’ team, which lost to Arsenal in the League Cup final and Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League, will also take on Manchester United in Sunday’s FA Cup final – a game that will be played at a stadium. Wembley sold out for the first time – as they look to complete another successful campaign.

She will also captain Australia this summer as she looks to lead the host nation to victory in the Women’s World Cup on home soil.

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‘Ker is someone we can count on’

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes from Sky Sports on Kerr’s contribution this season:

“He is such an important player for us.

“Losing Pernille” [Harder] and fran [Kirby] For such a big part of the season, we’ve lost 66 percent of our goal contributions, so Sam has had to find different ways to get involved.

“It’s not just about getting caught in the big moments, it’s all the other stuff. She’s a great team player, she doesn’t always get recognized for the work she does out of authority.

“She’s a super talent, someone who I think has adapted brilliantly. She’s become a player we can count on.”

Is The Closest WSL Title Race Ever Going To The Wire?

Manchester United's Nikita Parisi fights with Chelsea's Jess Carter
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Manchester United’s Nikita Parisi fights with Chelsea’s Jess Carter

Three teams – Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal – are still fighting to claim the domestic double as the WSL season approaches its final two weeks.

In a tumultuous campaign, the country’s three biggest clubs have a chance to lift the WSL title on May 27, with six points separating all three.

WSL leaders Man Utd will take on second-placed Chelsea in Sunday’s sold-out FA Cup final at Wembley ahead of an epic finale to the league campaign, just one point behind their rivals.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are five points behind Chelsea – both teams have played a game less than Man Utd – making them outsiders in the title race, but the FA Women’s League Cup winners are not yet out of it.

So which team has the best chance of facing off against the challengers and fighting their way to the top prize? Here’s everything you need to know about the run-in as Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal go for glory…

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Chelsea’s remaining fixtures

14 May: Chelsea (EN) – Women’s FA Cup Final, Kick-off 2.30pm

17 May: West Ham (A) – WSL, kick-off at 8.15 pm, Live sky game

May 21: Arsenal (H) – WSL, starts at 12.30 PM

May 27: Reading (A) – WSL, starts at 2.30 PM

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